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Old-Fashioned Chocolate Pie Recipe

Preparing this old-fashioned pie brings back memories. When I was a girl, we cranked homemade ice cream to serve with it.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 55 min. YIELD:8 servings


  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1-1/2 ounces unsweetened chocolate
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup shortening
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 unbaked pastry shell (9 inches)
  • 2 tablespoons chopped nuts, optional


  • 1. In a small saucepan, bring the water, chocolate and butter to a boil; boil for 1 minute. Remove from the heat; stir in sugar and vanilla until smooth. Set aside.
  • 2. In a large bowl, cream shortening and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt; add to creamed mixture alternately with milk, beating well after each addition.
  • 3. Pour into pastry shell. Carefully pour reserved chocolate mixture over filling. Sprinkle with nuts if desired. Cover edges of pastry with foil. Bake at 350° for 55-60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Yield: 8 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 467 calories, 23g fat (10g saturated fat), 49mg cholesterol, 372mg sodium, 63g carbohydrate (36g sugars, 1g fiber), 5g protein.

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collinscove9 User ID: 1209097 85538
Reviewed May. 9, 2012

"It is more of a cake than a pie"

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